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Bespoke Couture High Tea Dress by Mooshi

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Tea dyed silk organza rose corsage.

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The Couture Dress taught by Susan Khalje

From creating a muslin to adjusting fit and hand-stitching hems, Couturier Susan Khalje guides you step-by-step through couture sewing techniques!

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Fashion fabric: 1940's vintage English cotton voile with lattice embroidery; Interlinings: Mocha Irridescent Bridal Silk Chiffon and Cream Silk Satin Organza; Lining: silk cotton blend voile (perhaps tea dyed).

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What are you most proud of? It would have to be the result I achieved with my custom fitted bodice and sleeve pattern. I spent countless hours researching formulas, drafting the patterns and testing my toiles on my mannequin. Please note this project is a work-in-progress and has not been completed. For updates on my progress you can also visit my blog on this project at Mooshi~ Handmade with Love (www.mooshi.com.au). Hope to see you there! :o)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? When choosing a fashion fabric, think about the interlinings you would choose to complement it from the inside. Colour shouldn't be overlooked when choosing interlinings as they can add a variety of subtle background shades to your fashion fabric, especially if it is sheer. Baste, baste, baste....learn couture hand stitching techniques to get the best result and use quality fabrics and notions.

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Stunning! Where did you find your fabric, especially the vintage fabric?

09/29/2015 Flag

That is just lovely! I love your underlining choices - sumptuous!

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08/26/2016 Flag

It's beautiful! It should me modelled on the Paris catwalk! You are SO talented!

08/26/2016 Flag

Wow, just wow.

08/27/2016 Flag